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Datchworth is a village and civil parish between the towns of Hertford, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City in the county of Hertfordshire, England. Sited on the Roman road from St Albans to Puckeridge, the village has examples of Saxon clearings in several locations. Datchworth has a village green, two pubs (The Plough and The Tilbury) and a sports club. In the 2001 Census the population was 1,065.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Datchworth, Hertfordshire has been known in the past
Datchworth, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Datchworth, par. and vil., in co. and 6 miles NW. of Hertford, 1960 ac., pop. 626; P.O.
Datchworth, Hertfordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
DATCHWORTH (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Broadwater, union and county of Hertford, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Welwyn; containing 581 inhabitants. It is situated on the great road from London to York, and comprises 1922a. 3r. 35p., of which 1491 acres are arable, 230 pasture, 97 woodland, and 60 common or waste; the soil is chiefly gravel, in some parts alternated with clay. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £14. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Clare Hall, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £475, and the glebe comprises nearly 24 acres, with a glebe-house. The church has been enlarged by the addition of 150 free sittings.
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